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John Lee, one of 180 convicts transported on the Medina, 19 April 1825
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 54 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Lancaster Quarter Sessions
19th April, 1825
14th September, 1825
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 179 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/5, Page Number 266
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Maureen Withey on 10th September, 2020 wrote:
National Archives. ADM 101/52/7
Medical journal of the Medina, convict ship from 15 March 1825 to 16 September 1825 by William Gergor, surgeon and superintendent, on her passage from England to Van Dieman’s Land.
Folio 3: remarks for April 1825; no other cases of sickness occurred during the month of March. On the morning of the 5th April the ship arrived at Sheerness and on the 6th were embarked 82 men and 28 boys from the Retribution and Bellerophon hulks stationed at that place, the rest of our complement 70 male convicts from the Dolphin being at Chatham did not arrive until the morning of the 9th when our number was completed to 180. From the period of this embarkation to the end of April the prisoners generally enjoyed good health, no disease occurring except those of a trifling description such as slight attacks of rheumatism, colds and sore throats the latter speedily removed by the spirit gagle. Signed W.G.
Folios 4-6: William Holt, aged 14, convict; disease or hurt, intermittent fever, he had been long subject at various periods. Taken ill on 13 May 1825, discharged 25 May 1825.
Folio 6: remarks for May 1825; beside the above and another case of intermittent in the instance of a boy Lee of the same age and temperament and exactly similar in it progress and treatment, between 40 and 50 cases all of a trifling nature presented themselves for medical aid during the month of May, colds, constipation and slight rheumatism originating from the vicissitudes of the privation to which by the peculiarity of their situation the prisoners were unavoidable exposed.
Penny-Lyn Beale on 8th May, 2021 wrote:
New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, Tasmania. 1826
Name; John Lee
Ship arrived by; Medina
To whom assigned; HOSPITAL
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 10th September, 2020 made the following changes: